Uzbekistan and the European Union plan to sign a new agreement that will improve and enrich the interaction of the two sides. According to RIA Novosti, the EU delegation is holding the first round of talks in Uzbekistan. The current contract was signed in 1999 and does not coincide the current changes that are occurring in Uzbekistan.
The future agreement is expected to include such areas as political dialogue and reform, the rule of law, justice, freedom and security, human rights, migration, economic, sustainable development and the fight against corruption.
The new contract will help create a favorable business and investment environment. The agreement will also include cooperation on foreign policy issues and global challenges, such as climate change, the fight against terrorism.
Last year, the head of the European Foreign Service Department for Russia, the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia, Luc Devin, said that the EU believes in the development prospects of Central Asia and intends to invest in this region for the long term.